NYC Solidarity Rally with Rojava and the Amara Cultural Center

From Rojava Solidarity NYC:

It is with a heavy heart we share this news of what appears to be a suicide bombing in Suruc, a town in Turkey bordering Kobane. This and the recent attack on Kobane, show that the opposition will use any dirty tactic to destroy Rojava and its revolution. They are grasping at straws because the fighters in Rojava have already shown that their dedication can achieve the nearly impossible.

This attack was an attack on the radical left support structure that is helping sustain the social experiment in Rojava. If this revolution is to succeed, it needs the solidarity and support of anarchist and radical leftists around the world. It is time now more than ever for all those who struggle against the oppression of capitalism and the state to show their conviction.

All the solidarity and respect to those who have risked imprisonment and put their lives on the line to help Rojava!

All the solidarity and respect to those who have died for its cause!

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It’s now been confirmed that two young anarchists were killed in the Suruc suicide bombing: Alper Sapan and Evrim Deniz Erol, both 19 years old. Another young anarchist named Caner was seriously wounded.

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Fourteen Years Later: Carlo Vive!

carloviveFrom our article last year:

[Fourteen] years ago today, Italian Anarchist Carlo Giuliani was murdered by carabinieri during the protests against the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy. Each successive mobilization of the Anti-Globalization years (1999-2002) became increasingly more militant, and attracted hundreds of thousands of protesters. State repression followed along these lines, and during the 2001 Genoa protest (which is often considered to be the apex of the Anti-Globe summit protests), the brutality and repression of the state also reached its height.

Carlo Giuliani was part of the black bloc, and came across a Land Rover with carabinieri, which was isolated from other state forces. (Carabinieri are the national military police of Italy, and they boast an illustrious history of violently suppressing dissent since Mussolini was in power.) The carabinieri and other security forces were brutal during the protests — they beat and gassed peaceful protesters as they were unable to catch the swift-moving bloc, one of the reasons this tactic is often employed by anarchists. Arrested protesters reported being beaten and tortured until they agreed to shout “Vive Il Duce!” When Carlo and others happened upon the Land Rover, rocks and a fire extinguisher were brandished. A carabiniere responded with a bullet to Carlo’s brain. Another then ran him over, as he lay bleeding, with their SUV. The carabinieri were never brought to trial and the charges against them were dismissed.

Carlo’s murder was not the end of state brutality during Genoa. One day later, on July 21st, carabinieri raided the Diaz School, where many protesters were sleeping, ostensibly looking “for the black bloc.” The witness testimony is horrendous:

But nothing could save our friends across the street, at the school where people were sleeping and where another section of the Independent Media were located. The police entered: the media and the politicians were kept out. And they beat people. They beat people who had been sleeping, who held up their hands in a gesture of innocence and cried out, “Pacifisti! Pacifisti!” They beat the men and the women. They broke bones, smashed teeth, shattered skulls. They left blood on the walls, on the windows, a pool of it in every spot where people had been sleeping. When they had finished their work, they brought in the ambulances. All night long we watched from across the street as the stretchers were carried out, as people were taken to the jail ward of the hospital, or simply to jail. And in the jail, many of them were tortured again, in rooms with pictures of Mussolini on the wall.

Today we remember Giuliani and all the others who have fallen in the struggle against fascism and oppression. Carlo Vive!

Carlo-Giuliani

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NYPD a client of Italian Hacker fascists

Last week thousands of internal communications and invoices from the Italian firm Hacking Team were published on Wikileaks. In the emails it has been revealed that the NYPD was a client, along with the FBI and other government security agencies and death squads worldwide. Comrades in Italy have noticed something else in the leaked emails: Hacking Team CEO David Vincenczetti and his employees gleefully quote slogans from the fascist era. From Infoaut:

At the end of his email Vincezetti David, the pathetic CEO that we have seen scrambling in recent days to defend his indefensible (and incompetent) company, has a habit of greeting with a nice “Boia chi Molla” [note: this roughly translates to: Executioners who Spring, a phrase that means something like “death to traitors”]  ( 1  – 23 ). This nostalgia is confirmed by other Mussolini quotes… So, as usual, we know all too well who is going hand in hand with police, dictators, rulers and other worms …

Along with NYPD officers defending Stormfront in Wikipedia edits, ongoing collaboration between the KKK and US police departments, instances like this show how the liberal democratic State, although publicly rejecting fascist organizations as a radical threat, rely upon its authoritarian ethos and Blackshirt ideologues whenever threatened.

In related news, Open Whisper Systems’ Moxie Marlinspike was profiled in the Wall Street Journal, which quotes the government agencies and police departments who might purchase Hacking Team’s software concerns about his secure messaging app Signal – a reminder that we always need to say one step ahead of the Suits and Spooks out there.

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NYC Event for the July 25th International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners!

free all antifa prisonersvia NYC Anarchist Black Cross:

WHEN:
Saturday, July 25th
7pm

WHERE:
The Base
1302 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Directions Below
NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.

WHAT:
Cinema
(Watch fascists get what’s coming to them!)

Snacks
(Delicious & Vegan!)

Speakers
(Learn about anti-fascist movements from around the world and the comrades in jail for fighting the good fight!)

Solidarity
(Sign cards that we will send to all antifa prisoners!)

COST:
Free, but donations are appreciated.

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Burn the American Flags – Wednesday, July 1! (updated)

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Note: This event has been renamed from “Burn the Confederate Flag” to “Burn the American Flags,” and moved to Wednesday, July 1.

After the protest to shut down Rikers in honor of Kalief Browder, burn a Confederate flag with Disarm NYPD somewhere in NY! Details to follow on this Facebook event.

On June 17th, white supremacist Dylan Roof callously murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. As people across many cities have mourned and demonstrated in solidarity with the victims and their families over the past week, the Confederate flag – a symbol of racist oppression and hatred – remained raised on the South Carolina State House grounds.

We cannot ignore the roots of Dylan Roof’s savagery in America’s long history of institutionalized racism and murderous violence against black people. The Confederate flag, which Dylan Roof proudly displayed, is a lasting symbol of slavery, segregation, and the racist exploitation that still dominates our society. Dylan Roof isn’t an isolated actor – he is a product of a consistent pattern of state-sponsored terrorism and racialized dehumanization in America. Still today, because of the color of their skin millions are imprisoned, thousands are executed in the street by police, and those that escape death and torture are harassed daily. There will be no peace until we tear down this system of oppression. It isn’t enough to take the flag down; we must put an end to white supremacy once and for all.

Please join us on June 27th, a national day of action, at 7:00PM to demonstrate for the Charleston nine and all of those killed by racist violence in America. We will set fire to this symbol of oppression – the Confederate flag – and march to honor our brothers and sisters who have fallen in the long struggle for freedom. Rise up!

#BurnThatFlag
#FeelTheBurn

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